Nyeta Faye Wesby-Dugan was born in Wadley, Jefferson County, Georgia on April 6, 1960. She was the daughter of Mary Lewis Wesby and Willie L. Wesby. Nyeta was reared in a strong, religious family where she was taught values, the importance of faith and the strength of family.
Since high school, Nyeta loved reading and writing poems. One of her favorite poets was "Emily Dickinson, with the poem, "If I Can Stop One Heart From Breaking". Nyeta graduated from Wadley High School, Wadley, Georgia and later graduated from St. Francis College, Brooklyn, New York on June 3, 1983, with a B.S. in Child Psychology. After college, Nyeta met her lifelong love, Gary Dugan. They were married on September 2, 1989. Into their union came their two daughters, Shayna and Holly.
After working various jobs, Nyeta ended her career as a manager at Tanagraphics Inc., working in graphic design. Nyeta truly loved her Lord and Savior. With a heart for service, she was an outstanding volunteer of the Children's church, arts and crafts teacher for VBS, trustee, member of the choir and an integral part of the Events Committee.
Nyeta's interest in writing poems began as a hobby, but flourished into that of a therapeutic nature. She began to enjoy writing because it gave her a sense of purpose and a feeling of enlightenment to herself and others. When she wrote, it was as if her heart poured open. She often wrote about things she had experienced, people she loved, people she lost, and even people who had come into her life unexpectedly.
Awaiting Nyeta at heaven's gates are: her grandfather, Sylvester Lewis; her grandmother, Lucille Lewis; her brother, Ricky Bernard Wesby; her cousin, Brian Chase; her aunts, Betty Chase, Corine Lewis and Louise Lewis Amerson; her uncle, Sylvester Lewis, Jr; her best friend, Janice Scott and extended aunts and uncles.
Nyeta leaves to cherish her memory: her husband, Gary Dugan; daughters, Shayna Ashley Dugan and Holly Danielle Dugan; her mother, Mary Wesby; her mother-in-law, Betty Dugan; her sister, Verna Wesby Hudson; two grandsons, Jasiah Rickey Maye and Elijah Joe Maye; two nephews, Michael Rickey McIntyre and Farris M. Hudson III; one aunt, Letha Bell Burley; two uncles, Willie B. Lewis and Charles J. Lewis; her cousins, Charlene Young and Bruce Young; two goddaughters, Stephanie and Ekugbe and a host of loving nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and friends.
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